FOIL Request

FOIL Request
FOIL provides access to public records.
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The Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) provides a means for the public to access records maintained by the government. Records exempt from FOIL include those that:

  • Are an invasion of a member's personal privacy.
  • Are trade secrets that would, if disclosed, harm a company's competitive advantage.
  • Would keep a government agency from performing its duties.
  • Are not maintained by the agency because there is no business reason to do so.

NYSTRS' Subject Matter List provides a reference of records maintained by the System. If you wish to submit a FOIL request, be sure to clearly describe the record(s) you request, including relevant dates, names and descriptions. You may use any of the following to submit a FOIL request:

  • Email us at
  • Submit an online request
  • Mail your request to: NYSTRS, Attn: Records Access Officer, 10 Corporate Woods Drive, Albany, NY 12211

For more information about the Freedom of Information Law, visit the Committee on Open Government's website.

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